Safe Families for Children
A national movement giving help and hope to families in crisis
Safe Families for Children is a network of volunteer host families that extends the community safety net by providing parents with a loving respite home where they can safely place their children in times of crisis, such as illness, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse or domestic violence.
Safe Families gives parents in crisis time, support and flexibility to work through challenges without fear of losing custody of their children. Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their children during program participation, with the goal of being reunited in their own home. Host families, prompted solely by compassion, are screened, trained, and serve without compensation. These dedicated community members are recruited through local congregations and community organizations.
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The Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus are true champions for the children we serve. For a second time in the span of a few months, they came together to install a playground for CCS. Their first project is already in use by children attending preschool at the Seymour...
"Our Direct Support Professionals are amazing," says Chief Operations Officer Kyle Deets. "They work around the clock serving individuals living in our community homes and ensuring their needs are being met." One such DSP is Angelina Ramos, who has been working as a...
Our first ever virtual event on June 14 was a success thanks to the partnership of St. Mary Parish in Mount Angel, the Benedictine Sisters and all the donors who gave before, during and after the event. The St. Joseph the Worker Virtual Event featured music from the...